6 Eco-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants That Celebrate Sustainable Living
If you’ve made a lifestyle change recently and you’re concerned about the food that you’re eating, as well as where it comes from…
Check out these cafes/restaurants in Singapore that celebrate sustainable practices, from zero-waste to farm-to-table experiences! Happy guilt-free eating!
1. Making you think twice about food waste: Kausmo
The guys over at this sustainable restaurant set out to challenge food norms, and they’ve done so very well. It’s their mission to minimise waste wherever possible, as well as showcasing the not-perfect looking bits of produce and forgotten ingredients!
You won’t find a set menu here, instead, it changes seasonally according to what’s available. They really highlight how overripe and oddly shaped vegetables and fruits can still be used to create gorgeous plates of food that taste as good as they look. And the same goes for their meat cuts!
2. For those that live a completely conscious lifestyle: The Social Space
Not just a cafe, this is actually a multi-concept space where you’ll find a fair trade shop, their conscious cafe and a refillery, all under one roof!
Their Tea Bar & Cafe is really vegan-friendly, and thanks to the fresh produce that they use in their foods, it all naturally pops with colour! Order their Roasted Eggplant & Miso Dressing open-face toastie or try The Hulk smoothie bowl instead – all of which are made with soy milk.
3. Bistro, farm and food museum all in one!: Bollywood Veggies
Situated in the ever-green Kranji countryside, you will instantly feel transported out of the city hustle and to a jungle world of nature.
Here you’ll find the Poison Ivy Bistro located on a well-known farm, serving you the freshest, wholesome foods from farm to table – literally!
When you’re done eating, take a tour around the farm, or visit their Earth Shop, and either walk away with fresh goodies or products that are environmentally friendly.
4. Creative plates of food that tell a story: Salted and Hung
Talk about contemporary, the plates of food at Salted and Hung are filled with colour and a definite artistic touch, with influence from contemporary Australian cuisine.
But they do things a little differently at this fine-dining restaurant, and their menu focuses on the forgotten parts of proteins and produce, including skin, bone and innards. They celebrate what other eateries would usually throw away, or not dare to cook, minimising their wastage at the same time!
5. Growing their own rooftop garden, many of the ingredients on the menu are harvested from here: NOKA
Let’s start off by just letting you know that the word ‘noka’ in Japanese translates to ‘farmhouse’, so you kind of know what sort of experience you’re in for here!
The guys behind this restaurant take inspiration from Japanese (fine-dining) cooking techniques. They use ingredients that grow in Singapore and the surrounding regions, as well as a few special sustainable ingredients from the chef’s hometown in Japan, such as wagyu.
They’ve also chosen to ditch any endangered species in their cuisine, supporting local ecosystems instead!
6. Enjoy this refillery experience!: Vom Fass
If you’re tired of buying bottle after bottle of liquor, drinks and other liquids for the kitchen such as oils and vinegar, only to chuck the bottle in the bin each time… You may want to consider Vom Fass as an alternative.
Vom Fass is a global brand with stores in countries across the world, and the idea is to bring your own empty bottles. Here you can fill up on wine, spirits, vinegar, and more, and they do have refills of gourmet food products too!
So the next time you’re dining at any of these spots, you can feel good about the food you’re eating, knowing that these cafes/restaurants go to lengths to use sustainable practices.
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